earthquake
seven years on

seven years on

Today, February 22, marks seven years since the devastating 2011 earthquake which brought tragic loss of life to our city of Christchurch where we continue the long and...

stability

stability

Just after midnight on Monday morning 14 November a significant earthquake shook us awake. As dawn broke significant damage was revealed across the Hurunui and further...

five years on

five years on

Today, February 22, marks five years since the devastating 2011 earthquake which brought tragic loss of life to our city. Five years on we continue the long and...

five years on…

five years on…

Five years ago today, a couple of hours before dawn, the people of Christchurch and surrounding districts were jolted awake by a sharp and severe earthquake. In the...

four years on

four years on

February 22 will remain a memorial day for the city of Christchurch. Four years ago today, our city was devastated by earthquake. 185 people died tragically on the day,...

Filipino faith

Filipino faith

Pope Francis is in the Philippines today and over the past couple of hours he has been celebrating the first Mass of his three-day visit in the Cathedral Basilica of...

St. Joe’s Papanui

St. Joe’s Papanui

It is almost four years since the most destructive of the Christchurch earthquakes. Recovery continues to be slow with some people still having to use portable bathroom...

church building

church building

I was speaking to a Christchurch diocese parishioner a few weeks ago who is a part of her parish committee preparing to rebuild their parish church. I was surprised to...

Feb 22 earthquake

Feb 22 earthquake

February 22 will remain a memorial day for the city of Christchurch. Three years ago today, our city was devastated by earthquake. 185 people died tragically on the...

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bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.